Flow freely and alone

Because solitude is beautiful.

Oct 25, 2017

Of monsters and men

Why a humanistic analysis of terrorism is better for preventing it

Aug 25, 2017

The end of the world

Do we really have to go through all this again?

May 11, 2017

The Dutch have voted with enthusiasm

Another resounding election with a high turnout for the Netherlands

Mar 16, 2017

Yanis Varoufakis was in Amsterdam yesterday

The man who would save Europe from itself

Feb 27, 2017

Islam’s revolutionary tie-in with Marx

A look at a similarity between Marxist-Leninists of the previous century and the Islamic movements of today

Oct 17, 2016

The triumph over reason

What caused the Brits to want to leave?

Jul 2, 2016

You Hypocrite

What, you think you're different?

May 31, 2016

Make America Great Again

Analysis of a fantastic artistic nude

Mar 29, 2016

On Ukraine

My reflections on the place where I was born.

Jan 21, 2016

Existential fear as an ideological ethos

Being scared of change and the unknown holds society back (and always has)

Nov 4, 2015

That is not the truth you're looking for...

...and other philosophical lessons of Encino Man. With some inspiration from Slavoj Žižek.

Aug 20, 2015

On to Amsterdam

How one year ago, I left my life behind to move to The Netherlands.

Aug 8, 2015

Reflections on Hebron

The city that made me truly understand how difficult peace in the Holy Land really is

Nov 8, 2014

Why you should delete all your music regularly

I have always been a bit of a music snob and a bit of a music sponge at the same time. I have gone through as many musical phases as I have...

Nov 2, 2014

Istanbul is the centre of the world

And the things about it I will never forget

Aug 25, 2014

Travels to The Holy City

Thoughts and musings on one of the holiest places in the world, Jerusalem

Aug 23, 2014

Why don't you go to Tel Aviv?

When we arrived in Tel Aviv, we really did not know what to expect. It was hot, the news was full of stories that the press relish to share...

Aug 5, 2014

Don't be so hasty to share those travel photos on social

It's like watching a movie before reading the book.

Jun 7, 2014

My frosted tips attacked by crows

One young man's struggle and how hilarious it is now that it happened to my girlfriend (disclaimer: she does not have frosted tips).

May 27, 2014

The social media fridge

Is a news feed the same as staring into a fridge?

May 22, 2014

The one thing I bought in Morocco

A journey to find the notebook that almost got away.

May 14, 2014

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Mike Timofiiv

About the author

I am an expat/immigrant living in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I love to write, to take photos and to travel. Usually my writing (on this blog in particular) will be in those fields, along with a little philosophy or sociology or whatever happens to be on my mind.

Feel free to drop me a line if you want to talk, and constructive criticism is always welcome.